• Life,  Self-Love

    Simple Joys

    I have been/am/will probably always be STRESSED. Things like planning a wedding, juggling school and work, bundling up and surviving the Chicago winter, and paying my bills–all have piled UP and probably taken a solid two years off of my life due to the stress they’ve brought me. With all things firing at all cylinders recently, I’ve had to fight to find things that ground me, bring me warmth and joy, and comfort me. For the past month, I’ve tried to celebrate all of the simple joys that I surround myself with. And I thought, maybe you, dear readers, needed a little reminder of the small joys we can sprinkle…

  • Life,  Plus Size Fashion,  Self-Love

    2019!

    Happy New Year, Crickets! 2019 has started off with a spark and I’m excited by that fresh New Year smell in the air. Every year I try to write a post about the things I do to prepare for the New Year because I liiiive for a fresh start kind of moment. I buy a new planner, set new goals for myself, Kyle and I clean like our home is going to be inspected by Mary Poppins herself and then we throw a party and all our hard work gets covered in confetti. Wouldn’t have it any other way. We threw our NYE party again this year and it was…

  • Self-Love

    Makeup is Self-love

    I have slowly, begrudgingly, and painfully come to accept that mornings are the best time of day. I am by no means a morning person, however, I find that my days are 100% better when I wake up early, make time for myself, and set my day up to be a successful one by taking care of myself. When I take time to eat breakfast, rather than just guzzle coffee, I feel much more prepared to take on my day. When I take time to make my bed in the morning, I feel more productive and accomplished. When I take time to do my makeup, I get an hour or…

  • Self-Love

    Wash Your Face & Love Yourself

    A few weeks ago, Root reached out to me about a possible collaboration project. I did a lil’ research and was stoked that they wanted to work with me! Root is a women owned and operated beauty company that prides themselves on creating natural, cruelty and paraben free products. They also offer affordable prices for their products, which y’all already know I’m about and love. They ended up sending me their Fresh Lavender skincare products and some of their makeup! For this post I’m going to focus on their Fresh Lavender skincare line as well as a surprise product that they sent to me. So, the week after Root sent…

  • Plus Size Fashion,  Self-Love

    Wish You Were Here

    Hello Crickets! Are y’all soaking up every little bit of sunshine this summer? Hope you’ve had lots of popsicles and watermelon and summertime naps in hammocks. I am by nature, an Autumnal oriented person. I bloom in Autumn. I love the crisp leaves, cool air, and layered clothing. Continuing with my partnership with Eleven60, I was struck by this funky, black sheer top that layers over a silk tank top. I was struck by it because it totally fits all of my ~witchy~ autumnal aesthetic. My typical style is kind of like a cross between a young toddler and an old lady (lol). I normally live for floral or novelty…